How much does it cost to replace a Toyota Prius battery?

Does it cost a lot to replace a Toyota Prius battery? I'm leasing a Prius, and it really needs a new battery. But I read that it's pretty expensive to replace and I'm worried I won't be able to afford it.

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Batteries for hybrids and electric cars usually cost more than batteries for gas-powered vehicles—and the Prius battery is no exception. It can cost between $2,200 and $4,100 to replace a Toyota Prius battery.
When you’re breaking down the price, keep in mind that even a used Prius battery costs around $1,500. Once you factor in labor costs and additional fees from your mechanic, you’ll be looking at a much higher bill. To keep the price as low as possible:
  • Shop around for batteries. The first battery you find will probably not be your cheapest option.
  • Gather estimates from mechanics. Prius tend to require specialized work, but each mechanic will bill labor differently. You may be able to find a better deal at a different shop.
  • Consider upgrading to a new model. You’ll need to pay the difference between the value of the new Prius and your old one, but a new Prius can run for years without any issues.
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Liz Jenson
Answered on Oct 28, 2021
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